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Mermaid Avenue Limited 180gram Heavyweight Gatefold Vinyl 2LP Set

Billy Bragg & Wilco

Label: Nonesuch
Release Date: 09 December 2013
Format: LP Double Vinyl

Out of Stock £26.99

Billy Bragg & Wilco Mermaid Avenue Limited 180gram Heavyweight Gatefold Vinyl 2LP Set

When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967 at the age of 55, he left behind a trove of more than one thousand sets of complete lyrics with no music. In 1995, his daughter Nora approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and about the possibility of bringing these unheard songs to life by setting them to new music. Wilco came aboard soon after, and in 1998 Mermaid Avenue was released to critical acclaim, receiving a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Contemporary Folk Album’. Mermaid Avenue, Vol. II followed in 2000, and together the two have sold close to one million copies to date.

The original vinyl pressing of Mermaid Avenue has long been out of print and hard to find. This edition brings the record back to vinyl on two 180 gram LPs in a gatefold double-pocket wrapped jacket, with original artwork. In addition, this is the first time Mermaid Avenue Vol. II and Vol. III have been made available on vinyl, the latter comprising 17 additional songs released for the first time in April 2012 as part of Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions.

Since forming in the mid-1990s around singer-songwriter and former Uncle Tupelo member Jeff Tweedy, Chicago-based Wilco have released more than 10 records (including the masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), won two Grammy Awards, toured the world, had a movie made about them, written a book, and won near universal critical acclaim at every turn.

English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg's career spans more than 30 years and a dozen records. He was a leading figure in the anti-folk movement of the 1980s, and become known for his biting lyrics and memorable melodies as well as his involvement in left-wing political causes.

Featured Tracks:
Walt Whitman’s Niece
California Stars
Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Birds and Ships
Hoodoo Voodoo
She Came Along to Me
At My Window Sad and Lonely
Ingrid Bergman
Christ for President
I Guess I Planted
One by One
Eisler on the Go
Hesitating Beauty
Another Man’s Done Gone
The Unwelcome Guest
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